More than twenty years ago, a small group of hotel professionals sat down and came up with the idea of creating a Scholarship Foundation to provide educational opportunities to talented students from Puerto Rico to pursue professional careers in the hospitality industry. Today our goal is essentially the same - dynamic, well-educated Puerto Ricans heading the Puerto Rico hotel and tourism industry and the many businesses it supports.
Initially, the Scholarship Foundation for Hotel & Tourism Studies focused its program on the business and management skills needed by hotel managers. Later, the scope of available scholarships was broadened to include the culinary arts and casino management, as well as other skill sets necessary to run a contemporary hospitality related business.
The complete effort has resulted in a changing of the guard at many hostelries and dining establishments on the island with a new generation of Scholarship Foundation alumni stepping up to the plate to assume key positions in our hospitality industry.
The Scholarship Foundation (Fundacion de Becas para Estudios de Hoteleria y Turismo) is a non-profit organization formed in 1989 under the laws of Puerto Rico and benefits from a Federal tax exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.
Natalia Arriví, Executive Administrator
787-781-2011, ext. 1277 voicemail
PO Box 360136, San Juan, PR 00936-0136